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barnard, thank you. >>> a former top democrat in falls, virginia, will spend the next two decades behind bars. in may, he was found guilty of molesting two girls during his daughter's sleepover party and denied wrongdoing, professing his innocence during the sentenceing. he is the former chairman of the fall's church democratic committee. his wife robin is the mayor and current member of the city council. >>> prince georges county police are trying to track down the suspect wanted in two bank robberies. they released the photos hoping you recognized him and the most recent happened yesterday. he employed he had a weapon and took off with the cash. the same man claimed he had a bomb when he held up another bank in august. anyone with information, call police. >>> with his convention over, president obama ran smack into the harsh reality of the bleak report of the nation's unemployment outlook. mitt romney pounced on the figures that it's fresh evidence it's time to put someone new in the oval office. tom fitzgerald is following this full day of campaigning. everyone was there today. >> re
: both romney and obama campaigns have made it clear that virginia is a key battleground state in this state in november. michelle obama is campaigning now in fredericksberg and vice president candidate ryan will be in the state tomorrow. >> today the president spoke at a grassroots event. he said it is the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii, born to a single mom, is not likely to become president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me an opportunity. >> colorado is a major swing state but seems to be swinging closer to the president. the first poll of colorado voters since the democratic convention shows president obama with a 5 point lead. >> pennsylvania supreme court continued to hear arguments over the voter i.d. law. at issue, whether it should take affect by the time of nember elections. and protestors hit the streets to rally against the new legislation. it requires pennsylvania residents to show a valid photo i.d. before votin
seat in virginia faced off today in a debate that was carried live here on nbc 4. it is a race that could determine the balance of power in the senate. tom sherwood is in our newsroom with more on the story. >> ndy, it's one of the tightest races in the nation for the senate, and the candidates stuck to their game plans. george allen and tim kaine locked in a tight race for nearly a year, shook hands and came out, not fighting, but politely jabbing at each other over jobs, taxes, social and other issues. the one-hour fairfax chamber of commerce debate was telecast on nbc 4, and moderated by nbc's david gregory of "meet the press." former governor and senator george allen turned nearly every question to the need for more and better jobs. >> the job creators have the confidence, and certainty to hire again. >> reporter: tim kaine, also a former governor, turned nearly every question into criticism on the capitol hill and in the presidential race, saying people want pulling together, not partisan bickering in washington. >> puts partnership over partisanship and substance over sou
. murder suspect anthony robert taglianetti is from woodbridge, and police believe he's back in virginia. he's accused of shooting keith reed in the small town of climber, new york, about 80 miles south of buffalo. investigators say taglianetti was spotted inrinc p william county this week. they believe his victim was a specific target. but they warn everyone, taglianetti may be armed and dangerous. >> this individual was -- wanted to do harm to mr. reed. >> right, we believe it was isolated. >> we believe he's in virginia now. but that could change. >> police say if you think you see taglianetti, don't approach him. call police immediately. >>> tonight we know the identity of remains found in a wooded area in stafford county. detectives tell us the remains belong to this woman, katherine bryant. the d.c. native vanished six years ago. she was 33 at the time. police suspect foul play in her death. but they haven't said what caused her death. someone found her remains last month just off i-95 in stafford county. >>> a dryer appears to be to blame for a fire at a nursing home in mclean tha
from florida, and now campaigning in virginia. he took another swipe at mitt romney secretly taped comments. as julie carey shows us, some of romney's supporters had a response to that in woodbridge. >> reporter: from the stage on the potomac national's infield, president barack obama started his rally with a hat tip to the current baseball club. >> i want to congratulate the washington nationals for bringing play-off baseball to d.c. >> reporter: but the president quickly turned his attention to his republican opponent, ridiculing the secretly recorded comments mitt romney made at a fund-raiser in which he told donors that 47% of americans were dependent on government, some saw themselves as victims and back the president. >> i don't believe we could get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims. i don't see a lot of victims in the crowd today. i see hard working virginians. >> reporter: some obama supporters also seized on romney's remarks. this family who runs a small business in the county count themselves among the 47%. >> that was offensive. fo
: this casino's in west virginia. but t it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> afghanistan now has formal control of the prison next to the bagram air force base force which holds taliban terror suspects. there are still some concerns the afghan government will let dangerous prisoners out instead of holding them without charge. >>> meanwhile 16 afghans were killed when a man blew himself up on a crowded street. authorities say 10 victims were police officers. so far there are no groups claiming responsibility. there was a bombing near nato headquarters in kabul over the weekend killing six people including the bomber. the taliban later claimed responsibility. >>> tonight the
charles county, prince george's county, northern virginia, prince william and out towards fauquier and down around the fredericksburg area and back towards loray. there is more rain to come. we could be seeing quite a bit in terms of rainy conditions throughout the evening. i'll show you who gets what tonight and what to expect for your weekend. >> all righty. >>> two high ranking officials in prince george's county public schools are off the job tonight, fired behind closed doors at a school board meeting yesterday. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins has been tracking down information about why they were let go. >> reporter: sources close to this ongoing investigation say this happened during an emergency meeting in executive session. and that everyone involved was taken by surprise. but they knew what they had to do. synthia shilling seen here on this blog is the former chief of human resources for prince george's county schools. she resigned this past summer amidst charges she was facing for hitting and then running from the scene of an accident. the school board
to financially assist the people. reporting live. >>> when the skies opened up in northern virginia this afternoon, a lot of people were rushing out of the rain. whether they had umbrellas or not, many ended up soaked. weather conditions have changed a lot in tyson's corner. >> reporter: high and dry now. in northern virginia today, it seems like we got a little bit of everything. first the winds. then a sliver of sunshine. and then rain by the buckets. in this day of ever and uncertain weather. first came the wind. and as the winds picked up, tree limbs came down. and in some cases, they brought power lines with them. we found this dominion crew working to restore elected along route 7. traffic. it was snarled for a while. but it was a short-lived outage and lights came back on before you could say this is no derecho. sometimes in bathtub like bursts. at this tyson's corner shopping center, for a while people tried all sorts of things to get from here to there without getting drenched. it was something less than a flip-flop friendly day. people skipping, hopping, running, but that
in four swing states with an average lead of 5 to 7 points in ohio, florida, and virginia. another poll in new hampshire shows the president also with a five point lead. the polls were taken in the days following the democratic national convention last week. >>> mitt romney's campaign is clarifying their definition of middle income. during an interview this morning. mr. romney described it as an income of $200 to $250,000 a year or less. that puts him in an agroament with president obama. he later clarified that remark saying he was referring to a household income, not an individual's. this week the census bureau reported the median income sits at just over $50,000. >>> developing tonight in chicago, the teacher strike could soon be over. negotiators say a tentative deal has been reached. they have a frame work that could end the work just in time for students to go back to class monday. delegates have to vote to end the strike. the teachers walkout kept public students out of the classroom for five days now. >> teachers and students in prince georges county where they are mourning the
virginia, just north and east of charleston. we've got more heavy rain that sits down to the south. and you'll see a slice there through chicago, that's the cold front. so you've got the cold front, and gulf of mexico moisture all coming together to meet us tomorrow. here's a look at what you can expect. our worst weather will be between 3:00 and 10:00 p.m. one to two inches of rain. gusts to 35 miles per hour. and yes, that means we could see some power outages around the area. for anyone driving, when it really comes down tomorrow, heavy and hard, that means reduced visibility on area roads. we will not be the only ones dealing with this storm system. this will affect areas from down south up to the north. there's the cold front coming through. by tomorrow morning we'll be left with some -- or by wednesday morning, we'll be left with some sunshine and a partly sunny sky. for this evening, showers developing, 67 to 72 degrees. for tomorrow morning, yes, it's going to be wet. you'll need the umbrella, 66 to 72 your temperature. not too bad. and tomorrow is going to be one of those days when
. as mrs. obama prepares for her big speech, her husband spent time in virginia today. mrs. obama joins us with all of the details. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. debbie wasserman schultz on the stage here and called to order here in charlotte and you megged in prime tonight. first lady michelle obama addressing the delegates and that is after keynote address tonight. president obama also had the first lady's speech on his mind. >> whatever i say here today is going to be at best, the distant second from the star of the michelle obama -- obama family, michelle obama. >> reporter: president obama told the crowd in norfolk, virginia, he would try not to get choked up. >> i will be at home and watching it with our girls, and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. [ laughter ] because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> reporter: in her speech, mrs. obama is expected to reach out to middle class voters, drawing a contrast between her husband and republican nominee mitt romney. julian castro will deliver tonight's keynote address. he is the firs
.. >>> in woodbridge, virginia, police say dba man stabbed in hi home, knows one of the men that attacked him.ck he said two men broke into theki house on delmar drive.el one man stabbed him, he's beinge treated for life threatening injuries.in they took off in the victim's car, with tag number 302506. >>> new information tonight init the death investigation of aga culpeper county timan. medical examiner say the 62-year-old gary cook died of natural causes. yesterday, a maintenance worker found his body in his apartment. prior to his death though, cook was in the process of suing a culpeper employers forem $5 million -- police officers for $5 million about shooting his wife and making a false claim. >>> an investigation reveals an potential danger on the roads.ad it's a problem the governmente knows about, but some say is not doing enough to fix. sherry lee has a look at whatas she uncovered. >> reporter: shawn, every yearr: hundreds of people die son the roads when their cars slam into the back of a semi truck, and then slide underneath. most large trucks have this bar across the back that is to
and in virginia, five cases. no one's died there. cases nationwide are up sharply and may rival the record years of 2002-2003. >>> a scan on the airport for a plane full of airways passengers. they were going to dallas and had to return to philadelphia international after reports a passenger on board had plastic explosives. it turns out the phone call was a hoax. the bomb squad searched and cleared the plane. investigators say that passenger was removed and is in the a suspect and didn't do anything wrong. >>> day three of the democratic national convention in north carolina. president obama is getting ready to make his case for re- elect. he will deliver his big acceptance speech on this final night of the convention. and gage bosswell has more. >> reporter: planners continue to reshuffle the schedule of speakers because of the change of venues. two months before the election and presumal nominate the team for a second term. the speech was originally planned to be held outside at the football stadium but moved inside because of possible thunderstorms. >> and i think he's going do a great job.
will continue. anncr: this casino's i in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> the presidential candidates stayed away from negative attacks on this 9/11 anniversary. today republican mitt romney spoke about the attacks at a campaign stop in nevada. >> we remember those who died. we marvel at the courage of those who stormed the cockpit when they became aware of the ma leaf lent purpose of the hijackers. we hold up in prayer the family and friends of the victims. >> romney criticized the president for defense cuts scheduled to take place next year. >>> the republican and democratic national conventions are over but the race for the white house is still very c
this week, customs agents bust smugglers trying to sneak illegal drugs into northern virginia. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. two recent fatal fires that could have been prevented. how electricity can kill. my story may just save your life coming up. >>> coming up in sports, our first edition of the cooley report. the former redskins tight end will be breaking down the game live with dan hellie. >>> amtrak is going to break the >>> as we say, some mondays are better than others. but every monday we like to dissect the redskins game from the weekend. now we have some help from a guy who knows a thing or two about what it's like to be on the field. >> it's something new here on news4 at 5:00. it's called the cooley report. chris cooley is going to help dan sort this out. hi, guys. >> i don't think anybody knows this organization or this team better than chris cooley. played for them for eight years. and watching the games just like the rest of us. chris, what's the level of concern here after a game like that, at fedex field on sunday? seven straight losses at home. a game this organization probably
, jackie benson, news4. >>> in politics now, a set of anonymous text messages sent out to virginia voters. the messages accuse senate candidate tim kaine of wanting to impose a radical tax on all americans. they were sent to voters in the hampton roads area this week. kaine's campaign said they did not send those messages, and today kaine questioned the timing of the text with a new ad from his opponent george allen. >> it's one thing to air millions of dollars of false negative ads, but it's another thing to invade people's privacy with unsolicited text messages. we don't yet know who is behind them. but, again, the fact that they occurred, you know, less than 24 hours from the campaign launching an ad on exactly the same topic, we've got to get to the bottom of it. >> kaine's office is also questioning how the anonymous source got people's cell phone numbers. they're calling on the state attorney general to investigate. >>> the d.c. police department tonight is turning over its mobile crime investigation unit to civilians, freeing up about 80 uniformed police officers for other police d
for wednesday at the fort meyer memorial chapel. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery. >>> virginia is issuing more and more conceal carry gun permits to people who live in other states, and it may be because of online gun classes. the courses allow people to ask for permits from virginia, permits that are valid in their own states without having to meet tougher requirements. now the commonwealth issued more than 1600 con sealed carry permits to nonresidents in the first half of this year. that's more than the total for all of 2011. a d.c. board said drivers can't install smartmeters until a contracting issue is recovered. the contract appeals board said the district didn't prove the installations were necessary before the dispute could be cleared up. vera phone won the contract to install the meters; but two other companies have appealed saying veriphone got the job. >>> the nats have a chance to set a record in d.c. could a labor day win bring them one step closer to the playoffs? lindsay murphy has the highlights next. >>> and strasburg will be shut down by the end of the month.
highway construction project in virginia aims to reduce congestion along 95 and 395. the entire project, 29 miles that runs from garrisonville road to ed edsel road. they're making room for the express lanes. richard jordan live in alexandria. tell us why residents aren't really happy about this. >> reporter: wendy, the express lanes project is supposed to alleviate problems, but some people say it is doing just the opposite. to be fair, the majority of the people who live closest to the construction zone here say they knew this was coming, and they were prepared. nine miles of trees once in the median in i-95 are out. so new lanes can come in. it's the first phase of a 30-month project to expand the interstate express lanes. most of the work won't be near residential areas, but on this map you can see the portion of the project off 395 that borders a town home community on stevenson avenue. the area near landmark mall in alexandria will get a new off-ramp. the trees that once stood where the ramp were, are chopped up and ready to be hauled away. this man has lived here for almost two d
campaigned in danville, virginia, saying that the republican ticket is focused on reducing any dependence on government. the comment's part of an effort to refocus some of romney's remarks that were secretly recorded in may and released this week. ryan also hit back with an audiotape released yesterday from 1998. when barack obama was an illinois state senator. mr. obama made remarks that indicated he was in favor of at least some redistribution of wealth. >> president obama said that he believes in redistribution. mitt romney and i are not running to redistribute the wealth. mitt romney and i are running to help americans create wealth. >> they were so desperate to change the subject, from their candidate writing off half of the american people, that they dug up a 14-year-old video that -- in which then senator obama talks about the radical notion that we can make government more effective to promote opportunity. >> president obama's campaign secretary made those remarks today on andrea mitchell reports on msnbc. >>> a programming note for you. senate candidates are facing off live on nb
virginia. . >>> a florida mother is angry that her son who has autism, spent three hours on the bus ride from school. he was on the bus longer than normal. the school officials are blaming a substitute bus driver who got lost. >> special needs kids. our childs can't say. he might say my dad when he he drives by here but he would never be able to say you missed my stop, this is where i'm supposed to go, that is my house, you know. those are things he doesn't normally be able to do. >> they want a copy of the bus's surveillance video but may not be able to because florida state law said that the identities of the other kids on the bus have to be protected. now the family is suing. the school district said the incident was unacceptable and dispute how long it took to get the boy home from school. >>> the ntsb wants airliners to have ground collision warning systems and that is recommendation coming after several airports -- they want a system to let pilots see the wing tips to avoid hitting other planes on the ground and just last month, there was a scare on the runway where a lufthansa jet
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